what is cat6 cable?

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what is cat6 cable?

Cat6 cable refers to Cat6 cable, which is a cable that meets the cat6 standard. Today, some ordinary Category 5 cables can no longer meet people’s needs for broadband transmission rate and fast communication. At this time, Category 6 cables turned out to help many companies and communities solve the problem of speed transmission. The application range of cables is very wide.

The transmission frequency of the Category 6 network cable is 1MHz-250MHz. The Category 6 wiring system should have a large margin at the 200MHz Comprehensive Attenuation Crosstalk Ratio (PS-ACR). It provides twice the bandwidth of Category 5, and Category 5 cable is 100M. The super five category is 155M, and the six category is 200M.

In short-distance transmission, Category 5, Category 5, and Category 6 can reach 1Gbps. The transmission performance of Category 6 cabling is higher than Category 5, and Category 5 is the most suitable for applications with a transmission rate higher than 1Gbps.

Cat5, abbreviated as cat5, is a twisted pair cable used in computer networks. It is also a multimedia wire used in communication services such as data and voice. It is widely used in Ethernet and broadband access projects. Its quality is good and bad. , It is directly related to the transmission quality of information and communication. Due to the development of optical fiber and communication technology, the influence of twisted pair on communication quality is gradually decreasing.

As a high-performance 8-core copper cable, Cat5 cables can naturally play a role in signal transmission other than Ethernet, such as carrying voice and video. In some cases, Category 5 cables can carry multiple traditional telephone lines with one cable. There are many options for transmitting analog or digital video over the cable. HDBaseT (10.2 Gb/s) is such a solution.

The difference between Cat 5 cable and Cat 6 cable

The category five line is identified as cat5, broadband 100M, suitable for networks below 100M. The logo of category six cables is cat6, broadband 250M, suitable for setting up gigabit networks, which is the trend of future development.

Advantages of Cat6 Network Cable

At present, the domestic gigabit network has been widely popularized. The former 100M Super Category 5 network cable has gradually faded out of people’s vision. It has been replaced by the gigabit Cat6 network cable to become the entry-level main force of modern cabling. Ten Gigabit Super Category 6 network cables are also the first choice for entry into the era of urban intelligent 5G and the Internet of Everything. They have become the new favorites of wiring in different fields in accordance with the times.

The six types of network cables have determined a new performance evaluation index. They use a 23AWG/0.57mm diameter single-core bare copper as the conductor. The core wire uses a polyethylene polymer material as the insulating medium, and the outer jacket uses a flame-retardant polymer material. Akihabara also provides a variety of high-quality products such as shielding, waterproof, low-smoke, halogen-free and flame-retardant products according to the needs of different environments.

What is the function of this special cross frame?

1. Placing the four pairs of wire cores in the four grooves of the cross frame can make the balance performance of the wire pair more stable, and can effectively prevent the performance degradation caused by the change of the twisting moment between the wire pairs.

2. The cross frame at the center of the six types of network cables rotates with the change of length, and the four pairs of cores are clamped in the grooves of the frame to maintain the position of the four pairs of cores to ensure the cable balance structure during installation. Not to be damaged, improve the balance characteristics and crosstalk attenuation of the cable.

3. The center cross isolation of six types of network cables guarantees NEXT performance and reasonable construction bending radius.

The transmission rate of Category 6 network cable can provide high-speed bandwidth 2.5 times higher than that of Category 5 network cable. Although the maximum transmission rate of Category 5 network cable can reach 1000Mbps, the standard used by Category 5 system to transmit gigabit networks is 1000Base-T. While 1000Base-Tx is the way that Category 6 systems work. From this point of view, Category 5 systems only “can” support Gigabit Ethernet, while Category 6 systems are “really guaranteed” to use Gigabit Ethernet. .

As the infrastructure of network construction, the function of the wiring system is very important. According to statistics, network failures caused by poor wiring systems account for 70% of the failures. Therefore, a true Cat 6 system should meet the performance requirements of Category 6 from connectors, cables to links and channels, including modules, patch panels, jumpers and cables, etc., in order to make your network reach best effect.

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